Liberia to Have First Ever Overhead Bridge Soon -As Acting Works Minister Announces Project Commencement Date

By Rancy S. Teewia

The high premium being placed on road connectivity under the pillars of the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development of President George Manneh Weah will get another boost come October, 2021 when the country will be witnessing the construction of its first ever overhead bridge around the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town. The Ministry of Public Works officially announced that all the formalities including signing of agreement between parties have all been completed

Making the disclosure over the weekend, the Acting Public Works Minister Madam Ruth Coker Collins said the China Railway Corporation in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works have already approved a contract for  the construction of the two Kilometers quarter two overhead bridge from the Ministerial Complex to SKD Boulevard and Somalia Drive Highway respectively.

Madam Collins who through PowerPoint presentation, furthered that the Government of Liberia and the People Republic of China also a US$20 million road construction agreement to rehabilitate the four lane-45 kilometer road connecting the ELWA Junction and the Roberts International Halfway in Margibi County.

She said there are several road projects ongoing across the country in the three years under the President George M. Weah led administration.

“And besides the numerous road construction projects in Monrovia, several other road networks are currently being undertaken across other counties,” Madam Collins asserted.

At the same time Min. Collins said because of the rainy season, there has been a temporary slowdown of projects including the RIA rehabilitation project. “But the government is still committed to this project,” she said.

The Works Minister also said that the China Railway Civil Works Engineering Construction Company and other Civil Works Engineering companies are combining to have the work complemented.

The Acting Minister also reaffirmed that president George M. Weah is soberly committed to leave every stone untouched in terms of road connectivity across Liberia and other social development initiatives.

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